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Stories from Friday, October 24, 2003

Taking the strain out of the game (10/24/03)
SIKESTON -- Bumps and bruises are a given in physical sports like football, but when the injuries are taken to a higher level and the need for medical assistance is questioned, some area coaches know exactly who to turn to -- their certified athletic trainers...
Water district opts to cross the road (10/24/03)
CHARLESTON - The Mississippi County rural water district opted to cross the road to avoid cutting a gravel driveway after a resident objected, but they won't next time. Mississippi County commissioners reviewed a letter from attorney John Oliver during their regular meeting Thursday that removed any doubt: the county does have the authority to use roadside right-of-ways for the installation of utilities or to give permission to utility companies to use the right-of-way...
Fraud attempt foiled (10/24/03)
SIKESTON - A suspect got away - empty-handed after trying to fraudulently obtain money from an unsuspecting Sikeston resident for repair work the suspect claimed to have performed on a home. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety reported the attempt to defraud the local resident failed when the victim could not afford to pay for roof repair that was supposed to have been done. ...
Lady Bulldogs end regular season with win over NMCC (10/24/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's volleyball team ended the regular season with a win over New Madrid County Central on Thursday night, beating the Lady Eagles 25-17, 25-19. Since it was the final home match of the season, five players were honored with a Senior Night: Paige Kaiser, Rachael Vining, Erin Box, Mallory Wiffen and Kaye Bucholz...
District disaster: Tigers play 'best game of the year' against SHS (10/24/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Heading into the 2003 football season, there was Cape Central, and then there was the rest of Southeast Missouri. There didn't appear to be another team in the area that measured up to the Tigers. Despite a disappointing 5-2 start for Cape Central, the team that everybody expected to see from the get-go finally showed up on Thursday night at Houck Stadium at the expense of the Sikeston Bulldogs...
Jack Eakins (10/24/03)
LILBOURN - Jack Eakins, 49, died at 5:40 p.m. Oct. 23, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 11, 1954, in New Madrid, son of the late Rufus and Lillian Eakins, he was a farmhand for Dick Twitty in Lilbourn. His sister, Nellie Eakins of Evansville, Ind., survives...
Ronald Harris (10/24/03)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Ronald "Ronnie" Harris, 60, of Matthews, who died Oct. 22, 2003, will be: John David Harris, Justin Harris, Clay Harris, Stan Harris, Cliff Harris, Scott Harris, David Mason and Rick Landers...
Matthew Bond (10/24/03)
SIKESTON - Matthew Bond, 32, died Oct. 23, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Home.
Bessie Benford (10/24/03)
WILSON CITY - Bessie Beatrice Benford, 90, died Oct. 21, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 13, 1923, in Coahoma County, Miss., daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Fowlkes Peterson, she lived in Missouri for more than 78 years. She was a member of the Ollie Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Wilson City where she served on the Mothers Board...
Scott Jerls (10/24/03)
EUREKA, Mont. - Scott W. Jerls, 27, formerly of Bloomfield, Mo., died Oct. 19, 2003, in Eureka of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Sept. 30, 1976, in Woodstock, Ill., son of Jerry Jerls of Puxico, Mo., and Mary Allen Kinder of Eureka, he graduated from Bloomfield High School and was employed with Chupp Concrete and Construction in Eureka...
Birth (published 10/24) (10/24/03)
NEW MADRID - Crystal Jade McFerren is the mother of her first child, a son, born at 10:25 a.m. Sept. 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jaden A'Mas McFerren weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Grandparents are Claude and Janice McFerren...
Looking Back 10/24 (10/24/03)
SIKESTON - Malone Theater today: "So Proudly We Hail" with Claudette Colbert and Paulette Goddard. Rex Theater: "Submarine Alert" with Richard Arlen. SIKESTON - Mrs. L.M. Standley, president, and Miss Ilena Aslin, executive director, are representing the Cotton Boll Area Girl Scout Council at the National Council of Girl Scouts meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., which concludes today...
Innocent fun loses to officials' fears (10/24/03)
Here's how the initiation ritual - a long tradition based in pure humor - works. The varsity members of the girls volleyball team send the junior varsity players to guard the gym doors so no one will enter. And then the varsity girls tell the freshmen girls they have a new drill to practice. ...
Your view: Thanks for giving (10/24/03)
The United Methodist Men of Sikeston's First United Methodist Church are grateful for the participation of golfers and individuals and companies who supported our recent tournament at the Sikeston Country Club. As always, proceeds from this event will be used for charitable purposes in our community...
Speakout 10/24 (10/24/03)
A child at the age of four years has to be in a car seat or the driver will have to pay a fine. Why is it legal for a 4-year-old to ride on the bus to preschool with no seat belt? We called the Sikeston Public Schools Transportation Department with your question. ...